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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
Way to go rocketman! Looks like a great way to...

Way to go rocketman!
Looks like a great way to travel to me.
I wish I had the time and stamina for a lot of long rides.
The SR would be a great bike to do them on.
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
The frame on the SR seems stronger then the TU...

The frame on the SR seems stronger then the TU frame, the spokes thicker, the hubs bigger and stronger, the brakes bigger.
The SR has a different size front tire, 90-100-18, the stock TU tire is a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
I did some good dirt riding in the morning on my...

I did some good dirt riding in the morning on my old xt200 before the rain started, and later on it was a good time to check the valves on the SR again.

Like last time, I got gas all over the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,748
Posted By NJ-Brett
The dr650 will get bold new stickers and sales...

The dr650 will get bold new stickers and sales will go through the roof.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,413,481
Posted By NJ-Brett
Just checked it, it looks quite bad, rust on the...

Just checked it, it looks quite bad, rust on the outside (winter salt from last year) and worn working parts, and dirty.
Time for a new spark plug!
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,413,481
Posted By NJ-Brett
I thought the owners manual says to replace the...

I thought the owners manual says to replace the spark plug every 7000 miles or something low like that.
The one in my bike has been in there a long time, twice as long as its supposed to be...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
331 pounds per the manual, plus the 384 pound...

331 pounds per the manual, plus the 384 pound curb weight would be 715 pounds gross.

It may be the small front tire, or both tires that limits the weight.

My wife and I exceed the limit by a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
Not sure what sets the weight limit, maybe the...

Not sure what sets the weight limit, maybe the suspension.
The shocks are good for some weight, the forks are really soft, but that is easy and cheap to fix with new springs (progressive...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
I guess its the kick start only thing. I guess...

I guess its the kick start only thing.
I guess the SR will be a collectors item in a few years, like the w650 is now.

4800 miles on my SR and I really love the bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
Its been about 30 years for me. Lots of panic...

Its been about 30 years for me.
Lots of panic braking in the dirt, lots of hard braking on the street for fun, never remember having to do any sort of panic stop on the street yet.
A few times I...
Forum: Face plant 09-10-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,288
Posted By NJ-Brett
There have been plenty of times when being in the...

There have been plenty of times when being in the rut was the best choice, because it was the rut on top of all the other ruts that would get you.
When the trail is nothing but a mass of ruts, you...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
All the reviews get it wrong because the bikes...

All the reviews get it wrong because the bikes are new and not broken in.
My bike loves to rev and is great at higher speeds.
Its gotten REALLY smooth.

The local dealer has one on the floor, it...
Forum: Face plant 09-10-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,902
Posted By NJ-Brett
When I have been in those situations, I just...

When I have been in those situations, I just never give anyone my name, and do not wait till the police get there.
Once found a car upside down and burning in the road, pulled 4 drunks out of it,...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,902
Posted By NJ-Brett
Since you took charge, you should have sent...

Since you took charge, you should have sent someone to make the 911 call.
You did everything else right.

I think we had a thread about this, or my work had some sort of video.
There are steps to...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By NJ-Brett
I hit a tree just like that a few years ago, solo...

I hit a tree just like that a few years ago, solo riding and no dust, I just did not clear it enough because of the ruts in the road and the sun/shadow on the trail.
I got it in the hand/handlebars....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,750
Posted By NJ-Brett
I only stand up when I have to, or rather, I just...

I only stand up when I have to, or rather, I just get my butt off the seat.
I do not stand up all the way except maybe to see something.
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,468
Posted By NJ-Brett
I know a lot of people seem to think they can...

I know a lot of people seem to think they can ride in bad traffic and be safe.
Some also seem to be out to lunch and not paying attention to what is behind them and the lights changing, or getting...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,288
Posted By NJ-Brett
In thick sand, going slow is very hard work. It...

In thick sand, going slow is very hard work.
It gets better with speed, but the risk builds, the front wheel digs in and you have a high side which can end badly.

There is a trail close to me...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,413,481
Posted By NJ-Brett
I wonder why that happened. Most times a valve...

I wonder why that happened.
Most times a valve fails its too tight, or does not get enough oil and sticks in its guide and gets wacked.


I am at 22,500 miles and my bike runs like a top.

You...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,288
Posted By NJ-Brett
Knobbie on the front helps a lot in sand. ...

Knobbie on the front helps a lot in sand.

Its all sand around here, except for the mud holes.
I have a nice broken bone collection also, sandy whoops did most of mine.
I never tried a steering...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
I changed the oil in the SR today, no metal in it...

I changed the oil in the SR today, no metal in it at all, none in the filter, none in the pan.
4400 miles on the bike so far, I put a quart of 20w50 and a quart of 10w40 in for the cooler temps,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,941
Posted By NJ-Brett
I have had 3 new Harley's over the years, abused...

I have had 3 new Harley's over the years, abused all of them, and had no issues with any of them.
I think they suck though, very heavy, no lean angle, total crap suspension, bad seats, bad...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes, since my web bike rack never got here, I...

Yes, since my web bike rack never got here, I need something like that.

I did 130 miles today, up to Washington's crossing, and came home on 95-295 at high speed.
90F, the SR would get up to red...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By NJ-Brett
Good as a benchmark, but who knows what it should...

Good as a benchmark, but who knows what it should read.
How does the spark plug look?
If the bike is lean, it will run hot.
4 strokes that run hot will make the piston expand until its a press fit...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By NJ-Brett
I would have checked it out, and maybe I would...

I would have checked it out, and maybe I would have got it.
More size (fit) and suspension and weight then price with me.
I might like a Royal Enfield as well...
Forum: Face plant 09-05-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,138
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes, hard core. I did about the same but had a...

Yes, hard core.
I did about the same but had a few more bones broken, and was NOT riding out.
One day in the hospital is amazing, I was in over a week because of a spleen problem, and just going...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By NJ-Brett
Kick and electric start, rack on the back, 2 up...

Kick and electric start, rack on the back, 2 up seat, honda 4 valve motor, it seems like a very good starting point to me.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By NJ-Brett
Looks good. Not in the US though... Honda...

Looks good.
Not in the US though...

Honda motor?
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
I had drained the oil out, did a change and added...

I had drained the oil out, did a change and added only to the max mark on the dip stick.
On my bike, the level does not get all the way up to the top mark, its about 1/4 inch from the top mark...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
In my case, it seemed to make no difference at...

In my case, it seemed to make no difference at all...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
My bike, at 4300 miles (very hard break in) seems...

My bike, at 4300 miles (very hard break in) seems to use no amount of oil that I can measure.

Keep in mind, any extra oil you add will just run down into the motor, the level in the tank will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,230
Posted By NJ-Brett
Because some people need to think and talk about...

Because some people need to think and talk about riding when they can't be riding.
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
Did you see the underside (scroll back/forward)? ...

Did you see the underside (scroll back/forward)?

Yes, the TU runs cool a a cucumber.
Plenty of full throttle tucked in for 1/2 hour at a time running 85 mph up and down rt 295 in the heat and so...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
The bike has a crankcase vent system, like all...

The bike has a crankcase vent system, like all bikes, but it should not cause any oil use.
I have run my bike very hard, and at red line, for no oil use at all.

I did break it in very hard...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
There is no oil pressure sensor, so the first you...

There is no oil pressure sensor, so the first you will know about an oil issue is when the motor locks up.

The check engine light only looks at the sensors, if they are connected mostly.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
2.2 quarts.

2.2 quarts.
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,058
Posted By NJ-Brett
That is why I do all my own work on all my bikes...

That is why I do all my own work on all my bikes and cars.
My bike does not seem to use any oil at all, I have been running Mobil 1 20w50 v twin oil.
Lots of full throttle red line in 5th gear type...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8,696
Views: 1,189,784
Posted By NJ-Brett
I like the Shinko version of the Kenda K270 tire...

I like the Shinko version of the Kenda K270 tire better, the Kenda's have very tall soft knobs that flex like crazy on the street.
Its very spooky riding such a soft tire on the street.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,230
Posted By NJ-Brett
I think, when I was young/younger, it was about...

I think, when I was young/younger, it was about going places on a bike.
These days, its just the fun of riding a motorcycle.
I went with small, light, easy to ride bikes that you can ride like a...
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,591
Posted By NJ-Brett
Now you are going to do a high side in the dirt...

Now you are going to do a high side in the dirt and end up in the hospital!
The DR650 is not a dirt bike.
Its a lot of fun though, and if you want even more fun, get a pumper carb, the instant...
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